DigameXtra No. 1712 Tuesday, August 25th 2020

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CORONA VIRUS HOTLINE: Information hotline for those who suspect they may have the coronavirus. Anyone experiencing symptoms should stay at home and dial 900 400 061 or 955 545 060 – and only call 112 in an emergency.

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DoctorLaptop August Hours: For the month of August only, DoctorLaptop may only be available for phone calls or appointments from 14:00 to 20:00. Missed calls or text messages will be returned after 14:00. Naythan, Torrox Costa, 675993069.

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What’s On

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Lee Townsend: Playing live Sat 12 SEP 9pm. Bar Atila, Puente Don Manuel. Reservations required. Tel. 630 393 290  FB Page

 

Evita, Live in concert: The Salon Varietes Theatre.
The production runs from Wednesday 14th until Sunday 25th October 2020, with social distancing in place for your safety in full compliance with government guidance.
This staged concert version focuses on the powerful musical score with passionate performances by the principal actors and ensemble cast in full costume.
They will take you through such musical delights as Latin, jazz and soaring emotional ballads. Stylish dance numbers and routines choreographed by Lee Roberts will transport you to the heart of Buenos Aires society. Under the direction of Oliver Leiva, this production promises to be a delight for the senses as the emotional and hearfelt story is brought to life.
All tickets purchased for the original dates can be transferred to these new dates.
Any original ticket holders unable to attend can transfer them to any future SALVA production (excludes visiting acts)
We expect our Box Office to be busy so we ask for your patience.
The telephone number for all ticket enquiries is 952 474542 Monday to Friday 11:00 to 14:30. FB Page

 

The Blue Stompers @ La Terraza Chill Out Bar: Thursday Aug 27 8pm. We will be playing once again on the rooftop terrace at the Miramar Shopping centre in Fuengirola.  FB Page

 

Live Music @ Mis Tapitas: Christine will perform Friday 28 Aug, 8:30pm.
Puente Don Manuel. Book at 651 393 552  FB Page

 

Frigiliana Art Route: The art route goes ahead for it’s fourth year regardless of the pandemic to the delight of local artists. The event will be held from Friday October 2, for two days, October 2 to 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Visit FB page for details – FB Page

 

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Archgrove Services: A family run light haulage/transport company with bases in Archez, Spain and near Oxford, UK.
We provide a one stop service for all your transport needs and pride ourselves on reliability, flexibility, good communication and a very much ‘can do’ approach. No job is too small and there is always a solution.
Our services include:
Regular runs between UK and Spain;
Transport of personal property from full house moves to vehicles down to small single items;
Courier Services;
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Packing, including supply of packing materials;
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Any jobs in Western Europe and Scandinavia considered; and,
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If we can be of service please contact Steve & Gail. We are on Facebook and always available to chat through your needs and provide a free no obligation quote if required. FB-Link
UK: 0044 7868 435052
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La Casa Torrox Pueblo:
Fancy a night or two away from it all in an award winning Hotel?
Voted the best of 2020, and number 9 in the whole of Spain for budget Hotels.
Hotel and Restaurant La Casa
We are situated in the beautiful village of Torrox Pueblo less than a 10 minute drive to the coast
A double room is just 65 euro per night, and if you book direct with us we will give you a discount!
Call us on 952535471/662039741
#Torroxthebestclimateineurope
LA CASA Hotel & Restaurant
Calle Baja, Plazuela De Barajas 3
Torrox, 29770, Malaga, España
Tel: +34 952 535 471 or +34 659 002 036

 

SPW Construction Services: Professional high quality building service, fully qualified tradesmen to all trades
Extensions, retaining walls, driveways, swimming pools, damp problems, roofs, blocked drains
Replacement kitchens and bathrooms, Tiling and terraces . Plumbing, electrics and plastering, painting
Architect service, building licence applications
For free consultation and estimate contact us on 622 938 440 Scott/Arenas
or email: scottparkwilson AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk ; Our contact is also in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section everyday.  Home Page and FB-Link

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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Moonette Aromatic Skincare for 40+
*We are a Torrox based company specializing in the creation of formulas which help prevent premature skin ageing*
As our skin is the first layer of our defence against microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation and environmental contamination it plays a vital role in our lives. As we grow older however, our skin will become thinner, more sensitive, less firm and require the use of treatments containing specific ingredients to the care of treating mature skin.
Recognizing this need we have created a range of formulas which help reduce the appearance of the signs of ageing by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and also by eliminating blemishes and imperfection.
At Moonette, we are passionate about health, beauty and plants. Your skin will benefit from the properties of botanic essential oils combined with a selection of nutrients for deep hydration and cell revitalization, all sourced from the finest natural ingredients.
Naturally, we care about our planet and feel the need to help reduce the sheer volumes of plastics waste that are generated daily around the globe. Presently, we are minimizing the usage of plastic materials in our production while seeking alternative forms of packaging. To help reduce pollution we are asking all customers to recycle or reuse their Moonette skincare containers, and offering:
* A discount on future purchases to clients recycling containers
Free testers of eye cream, face cream, and body cream are available on request. You can also try out testers in 2 beauty salons in Torre del Mar and Puente Don Manuel (Alcaucin).
To find out more or to order, please call us on 650 044 102.
Founder- Margaret Gosling
margaret@moonette.es
www.moonette.es & Moonette FB Link

 

Great Deals From The Nerja Household Centre:
-Ikea chair very comfy with loose cushion newly cleaned some fading but not noticeable. Price 55€
-Blue easy chair just been valeted Price 45€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Dyson Cool & Heat – remote control and user manual. Features – sleep timer – hot and cold – temperature control etc. Hardly used and in perfect working condition. selling as we have recently installed air conditioning.Cost over 400 euros, will accept 220.00.
-10 meter mini water hose reel set. Used once, excellent condition, 15 euros.
Please contact Paul & Lynda at
paul.bonnell172@gmail.com
Location for collection Torrox Park

 

For Sale: Printer/copier/scanner. HP Envy 5030, 2 years old. 25 euros. Will need printer cartridges, available from Worten or Eroski.
Whatsapp 653705209 Margaret (Camping Valle Niza Playa)

 

Recommendations & Requests

 

Hannington’s Kitchen and Bathrooms: Our bathrooms have recently been reformed and updated by Sean Hannington of Hannington’s Kitchen and Bathrooms. We cannot recommend him highly enough. Sean is totally professional, an absolute perfectionist and a really nice helpful guy as well. Our bathrooms are fantastic.
Beverly, Vinuela, beverlyj8 ATgmail d0t com
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News & Articles

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Please be careful about believing crisis info posts on Fakebook, Social Media and even mainline news sources: There are tons of hoaxes circulating. If there is no verifiable source provided with the info, while it may contain some degree of truth (as do all good lies) you should always have a healthy degree of scepticism. -Ed.

 

Two deaths confirmed in biggest ever recorded West Nile fever outbreak in Andalucía: The number of probable and confirmed cases of West Nile fever in Andalucía reached 40 on Sunday, making it the largest outbreak of the virus ever recorded in the region. So far two people have died from the virus in the Seville area – an 85-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man. At present, 23 patients are in hospital, eight of whom are in intensive care. Source: http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/24/deaths-confirmed-biggest-ever-20200824165135.html

 

Andalucía ‘ready’ to lock down local districts if coronavirus tracing fails: The Andalusian Health minister, Jesús Aguirre, said on Thursday that the authority was “very worried” about the increase in the Covid-19 infection rate in the region. Positive PCR test results have “doubled” in the last two weeks, he said, revealing that the authority is prepared to lock down specific zones or districts to contain the spread of the virus. Full story:
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202008/20/andalucia-ready-lock-down-20200820202424.html

 

Covid-19 cases continue to rise on Spain’s Costa Almeria: A further 172 people have tested positive for the virus since Sunday, pushing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic up to 3,728. As of today there are 72 people with the virus receiving treatment in Almeria’s hospitals, four more than yesterday. Twelve are in intensive care, three less than on Sunday. There are currently 2,457 active cases of Covid-19 in Almeria. Full story: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2020/08/24/covid-19-cases-continue-to-rise-on-spains-costa-almeria/

 

Spain’s Basque Country confirms Covid second wave and calls for more control on children: On Thursday the region in northern Spain recorded 724 new cases within 24 hours which surpassed even the highest figure recorded in the region at the peak of the crisis there on March 25. Full story: https://www.thelocal.es/20200821/basque-country-confirms-covid-second-wave-after-recording-highest-infections-since-pandemic-began

 

Trump announces plasma treatment authorized for COVID-19: The blood plasma, taken from patients who have recovered from the coronavirus and rich in antibodies, may provide benefits to those battling with the disease. But the evidence so far has not been conclusive about when to administer it and what dose is needed. While those treatment protocols are still being developed, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said scientists have found the treatment is safe and shows “promising efficacy,” enough to warrant the emergency use authorization.
The Mayo Clinic reported preliminary data from 35,000 coronavirus patients treated with plasma, and said there were fewer deaths among people given plasma within three days of diagnosis, and also among those given plasma containing the highest levels of virus-fighting antibodies.
The results of that study combined with several others suggest the plasma treatment may provide a 35% “improvement in survival” said Hahn. “A 35% improvement in survival is a pretty substantial clinical benefit,” said Hahn, citing his experience as a cancer doctor. Full story: https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/08/23/trump-announces-plasma-treatment-authorized-for-covid-19/

 

Malaga FC release 11 first-team players as part of collective dismissal plan: With a 15-million-euro shortfall in the club’s finances, Malaga’s judicial administrator, José María Muñoz, took drastic action on Monday, informing 11 players that they would be let go as part of an ERE collective dismissal plan filed to urgently reduce the club’s expenses. Full story: http://www.surinenglish.com/sport/202008/24/malaga-players-part-collective-20200824173558.html

 

For the latest pandemic info visit:

Worldhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
Worldhttps://www.ft.com/content/a26fbf7e-48f8-11ea-aeb3-955839e06441

Spain Coronavirus Data from Spain’s Ministerio de Sanidad, Official C-19 Pages:
https://www.mscbs.gob.es/en/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov-China/situacionActual.htm 
AND
https://cnecovid.isciii.es/covid19/

Coronavirus Cases in Andalucia, Axarquia, Costa del Sol & Malaga Province:
http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/institutodeestadisticaycartografia/salud/COVID19.html

UK Coronavirus:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

 

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Brexit Hotline

The Spanish government has a hotline to answer all queries from Brits living in Spain about the implications of Brexit, in English. Callers can ring 060 when in Spain or +34 902 887060 if calling from abroad and an automated system will offer the choice of either Spanish or English.
You will then be offered a choice of information on the different issues.
The service also offers the option of speaking to an operator for those requiring further information or with a specific query not dealt with by the automated options. Source: https://www.thelocal.es/20200218/spain-launches-dedicated-brexit-hotline

 

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Velez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Velez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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